Sunday, July 3, 2022

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The name Beverly Robertson answers who has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber. The person that Robertson is – and long has been – speaks to the quality of the choice. The selection...
No conspiracy! That was the bottom line of Memphis City Council Chairman Berlin Boyd’s media conference called on Friday in regard to a Nov. 6 ballot error that blocks former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton from running for mayor...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The skate culture in Memphis is alive and well thanks in part to Chicago native Lukki, an avid skater who spent most of his summers in Memphis at his favorite...
The Memphis/Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) is the agency that should take the lead in driving economic development locally, according to a study of four cities of comparable size and demographics. EDGE is the agency that is controlled...
by Cathy F. Hart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When a group of tech-savvy adults noticed the need for Black and Latino youth in Memphis to have more mentorship, networking and entrepreneurship opportunities, they created a space just for...
https://youtu.be/QzmEGGpxD2U The 27th National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award Gala lived up to its high-profile billing, honoring Vice President Joe Biden, the iconic Rev. Jesse Jackson and Memphis businessman and philanthropist J. R. "Pitt" Hyde at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday...
I've heard it said that lawyers are like doctors. Most people don't like going to see them – until you need one. Well the other part of that is also true: Like medical expenses, the cost of defending yourself in court...
Bernal E. Smith II Way was unveiled Saturday afternoon, with Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris doing the honors on one end and Towanda Peete-Smith doing so a block east. It was all about honoring Peete-Smith's late husband, Bernal E. Smith...
Renowned trial lawyer Benjamin Crump says almost every police-shooting case he’s ever tried involved Tennessee vs. Garner, a landmark case that originated with a police shooting in Memphis in 1974. The Tennessee vs. Garner decision prohibits police officers from shooting...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Lashicka Drinkwater leans against the wall outside of a classroom in the basement of Pursuit of God Church in Frayser. Her 14 month-old baby plays in the nursery next door. Drinkwater is on break...